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Astrology and cosmology in the world's religions

Astrology and cosmology in the world's religions
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ISBN 9780814717141
Call Number 133.5 Cam
Author Campion, Nicholas
Title Astrology and cosmology in the world's religions
Place of production New York : New York University Press, 2012
Contents note Cosmology and religion: measurement and meaning -- Astrology: the celestial mirror -- Australia: the dreaming -- Oceania: navigating the sky -- North Americas: the Great Spirit -- South and Central America: salvation and sacrifice -- Sub-Saharan Africa: heaven on earth -- Egypt: the solar society -- China: the celestial offices -- India: ancient traditions and modern practice -- Babylon: signs in the sky -- The Jews: myth, magic, and transcendence -- Classical Greece: ascent to the stars -- Christianity: influence and transcendence -- Islam: faith and reason -- Theosophical, new age, and pagan cosmologies: nature and transformation.
Notes When you think of astrology, you may think of the horoscope section in your newspaper. Yet almost every religion uses some form of astrology: some way of thinking about the sun, moon, stars, and planets and how they hold significance for human lives on earth. Astrology and Cosmology in the World's Religionsoffers an accessible overview of the astrologies of the world's religions, placing them into context within theories of how the wider universe came into being and operates.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Astrology
Genre Mind, Body, Spirit
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